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Associate Professor
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XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China



  2005.4-2009.3 Thermodynamic ecology. Xishuangbanna Tropical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science D.E.   

 2002.9-2005.3 Forest ecology. Xishuangbanna Tropical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science M.E.  

 1998.9-2002.7 Dynamic engineering, minor in English. Chongqing University, China. B.E. 

Professional experience 

 2009.4-2012.9   Assistant researcher in Ex-situ conservation and re-introduction group 

 2012.10-2014.3  Assistant researcher in Tree ring and environment change group  

Research interests: 

  Thermodynamic causes of ecosystem patterns and processes, particularly in ecosystem succession and biological competition. 

 Ongoing projects  

  1. Applied Fundamental Research Program of Yunnan Province: The evolution of ecosystem as energy dissipation system (2014-2016)  

  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China: Leave temperature adjustment mechanism in hot dry and wet dry regions (2013-2015)  


1.     Lin H, Zhang HL, Song QH: Transition from abstract thermodynamic concepts to perceivable ecological indicators. Ecological Indicators 2018, 88:37-42.

2.        Rajeh T, Tu P, Lin H, Zhang HL: Thermo-Fluid Characteristics of High Temperature Molten Salt Flowing in Single-Leaf Type Hollow Paddles. Entropy 2018, 20(8).

3.         Huang H, Zi XM, Lin H, Gao JY: Host-specificity of symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi for enhancing seed germination, protocorm formation and seedling development of over-collected medicinal orchid, Dendrobium devonianum. Journal of Microbiology 2018, 56(1):42-48.

4.         Fu W, Lin H, Liu XZ, Zhang HL: CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN OF MOLTEN SALT FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN HORIZONTAL HOLLOW DISC-SHAPED HEATERS. Proceedings of the Romanian Academy Series a-Mathematics Physics Technical Sciences Information Science 2018, 19:166-171.

5.         Lin H, Fan ZX, Shi LL, Arain A, McCaughey H, Billesbach D, Siqueira M, Bracho R, Oechel W: The Cooling Trend of Canopy Temperature During the Maturation, Succession, and Recovery of Ecosystems. Ecosystems 2017, 20(2):406-415.

6.         Lin H, Chen YJ, Zhang HL, Fu PL, Fan ZX: Stronger cooling effects of transpiration and leaf physical traits of plants from a hot dry habitat than from a hot wet habitat. Functional Ecology 2017, 31(12):2202-2211.

7.         Lin H, Chen YJ, Song QH, Fu PL, Cleverly J, Magliulo V, Law BE, Gough CM, Hortnagl L, Di Gennaro SF et al: Quantifying deforestation and forest degradation with thermal response. Science of the Total Environment 2017, 607:1286-1292.

8.         Chen YJ, Schnitzer SA, Zhang YJ, Fan ZX, Goldstein G, Tomlinson KW, Lin H, Zhang JL, Cao KF: Physiological regulation and efficient xylem water transport regulate diurnal water and carbon balances of tropical lianas. Functional Ecology 2017, 31(2):306-317.

9.         Chen YJ, Bongers F, Tomlinson K, Fan ZX, Lin H, Zhang SB, Zheng YL, Li YP, Cao KF, Zhang JL: Time lags between crown and basal sap flows in tropical lianas and co-occurring trees. Tree Physiology 2016, 36(6):736-747.

10.       Stoy PC, Lin H, Novick KA, Siqueira MBS, Juang JY: The Role of Vegetation on the Ecosystem Radiative Entropy Budget and Trends Along Ecological Succession. Entropy 2014, 16(7):3710-3731.

11.       Song QH, Lin H, Zhang YP, Tan ZH, Zhao JF, Zhao JB, Zhang X, Zhou WJ, Yu L, Yang LY et al: The effect of drought stress on self-organisation in a seasonal tropical rainforest. Ecological Modelling 2013, 265:136-139.

12.       Zhou X, Lin H, Fan XL, Gao JY: Autonomous self-pollination and insect visitation in a saprophytic orchid, Epipogium roseum (D. Don) Lindl. Australian Journal of Botany 2012, 60(2):154-159.

13.       Lin H, Gao JY, Zhang ZR, Fan XL, Zhou X: MICROSATELLITE MARKERS FOR DUPERREA PAVETTIFOLIA (RUBIACEAE). American Journal of Botany 2012, 99(8):E310-E312.

14.       Lin H, Fan XL, Zhou X, Gao JY: Self-interference is reduced in a secondary pollen presentation species, Duperrea pavettifolia (Rubiaceae). Flora 2012, 207(12):895-902.

15.       Fan XL, Barrett SCH, Lin H, Chen LL, Zhou X, Gao JY: Rain pollination provides reproductive assurance in a deceptive orchid. Annals of Botany 2012, 110(5):953-958.

16.       Lin H, Cao M, Zhang YP: Self-organization of tropical seasonal rain forest in southwest China. Ecological Modelling 2011, 222(15):2812-2816.

17.       Lin H, Cao M, Stoy PC, Zhang YP: Assessing self-organization of plant communities-A thermodynamic approach. Ecological Modelling 2009, 220(6):784-790.

18.       Lin H, Cao M: Plant energy storage strategy and caloric value. Ecological Modelling 2008, 217(1-2):132-138.




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